RCAF P-40K 'F' Adak

Aircraft: Curtiss P-40K-1-CU Warhawk 42-45951, [LZ] - F, 111 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, Adak Island, September 1942, pilot unknown. One of about ten USAAF P-40K aircraft loaned to the RCAF for Aleutian forward operations during Autumn 1942 - summer 1943.

References: from the photograph (above).

Kit: Hasegawa #09753, 1/48.

Accessories/modifications: Ultracast seat, wheels and exhausts. Canvas wheel-well liner made with masking tape.

Paint: Tamiya acrylic, Alclad Aluminum II, weathering by oil wash and silver Prismacolor pencil, Testor's Dullcoat from spray can.

Decals: National marks with Modeldecal 'A' roundels, [LZ] - F with paint, Techmod yellow serial number.

Issues: Quality of reference photo 'dodgey', green/earth camouflage is speculative (likely possibility that it was uniform olive drab), spinner colour is speculative, possibly was white, yellow or gray, and when did they stop painting US ARMY on P-40K series aircraft? (note the light tan/sand shade of 'earth' - colour photos of Aleutian P-40s show this).

Parked aircraft at Adak, probably autumn 1942.


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